IOS

How to use an old phone as a pet or baby monitor

Old phones that are still working, just not well enough or fast enough for everyday use, can be utilized for all sorts of things. If the old phone you have lying around has a camera, and is still able to connect to a WiFi network, you can re-purpose it as …

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How to turn off tap to wake on the iPhone

iPhones that do not have the home button i.e., the ones with the new bezel-less design all support Tap to wake. It’s a feature that was recently added to iOS but isn’t supported on all devices that can run iOS 13. It’s useful for when you want to look at …

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How to use a Bluetooth mouse with the iPad and iPhone

iPadOS focuses a great deal on multi-tasking and has features specifically to make it easier. It also has support for a Bluetooth mouse. You can connect one and use it like a pointer device much like on your desktop. It also seems to work on the iPhone. The only condition …

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How to download YouTube videos on iOS

Downloading YouTube videos on iOS is harder than you think it would be. It’s easy on a desktop OS but there aren’t any reliable apps that do the job and web apps don’t work that well on iOS. Thankfully, there are Shortcuts that make it easier. You have to find …

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How to fix ‘Allow untrusted shortcuts’ grayed out on iOS

Shortcuts on iOS can come from two sources; those found in the Gallery in the Shortcuts app, and those found online, usually uploaded to iCloud by the users who created them. This second type of shortcuts are not approved by Apple and as such, they’re the ‘Untrusted’ type that are …

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How to speed up a video on the iPhone

iPhones are some of the most commonly used devices for taking photos and videos. iOS has a pretty good stock camera app and you can always find better, more advanced apps in the App Store. The Camera and the Photos app on iOS support basic editing when it comes to …

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How to turn off typing sounds on the iPhone

iPhones have a physical switch for turning sound off. This switch will mute incoming audio alerts and the phone will only vibrate when you get a call, a text, or any other type of alert. Despite the switch set to mute, you will still hear sound when you play a …

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How to watch YouTube in picture-in-picture mode on the iPad

YouTube Red is YouTube’s premium version which gives users access to exclusive content. It’s not exactly popular. In addition to exclusive content, YouTube Red also has a picture-in-picture mode that allows users to watch videos in a floating player on their devices. The feature is great but not really something …

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How to use Slide Over on the iPad

iPads no longer run iOS. Instead, they run iPadOS which is a variation of iOS that focuses on multitasking. The new multitasking tools aren’t bad at all and actually allow users to comfortably switch between, and even use two apps side-by-side. iPadOS has a feature called Slide Over which basically …

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